Educational Opportunities Educational resources for OPERS retirees


In-Person Events

OPERS seminars are in-person events led by trained OPERS professionals. They take place at various locations in Ohio.

Registration is required, and the address of the venue will be sent to you after you register.

Seminar: Understanding Your OPERS HRA

Do You have questions about your HRA?
OPERS is here to help!

Eligible retirees receive a monthly deposit into their Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA). This opportunity is intended to help Pre-Medicare and Medicare retirees feel more comfortable using their HRA. If you struggle with understanding what an HRA is or how to receive reimbursements, come join us!

  1. Presentation — This is a traditional OPERS presentation in which HRA concepts will be reviewed to increase your understanding of the HRA. Topics in the presentation include:

    • HRA basics
    • What type of expenses are eligible for reimbursement
    • How to submit an expense for reimbursement
    • How a friend or family member can help
    • Common questions and troubleshooting tips
  2. Workshop — This is a hands-on group workshop in which you will walk through the step-by-step process to download the Via Benefits mobile app, create an online Via Benefits account, and even submit an expense!

Several OPERS staff will be on hand to make sure that all your HRA questions and concerns are answered!

IMPORTANT: To get the most out of the workshop, be sure to bring your smart phone and/or your laptop computer.

Seminar: Pre-medicare Retirees – Aging Into Medicare

Are you confused about Medicare? There are a lot of moving parts, and as your trusted partner, OPERS would like to help you understand your options!

This interactive seminar is intended for Retirees who will turn age 65 in the next 15 months. You'll walk away from this seminar with a better understanding of the following:

Several OPERS staff will be on-hand to make sure that all of your questions are answered!

If you qualified for early Medicare prior to age 65, please contact OPERS at 1-800-222-7377.

You can register for OPERS seminars in two different ways:

Online Account

You can register online with your Online Account. Once logged in click on “Tools and Resources” and then on “Seminars and Counseling” to select a seminar.

Phone

You can also register for a seminar by calling OPERS at 1-800-222-7377


Live Webinars

Webinar: Pre-Medicare Retirees: Aging Into Medicare

Are you confused about Medicare? There are a lot of moving parts, and as your trusted partner, OPERS would like to help you understand your options!

This interactive webinar is intended for Retirees who will turn age 65 in the next 15 months. You'll walk away from this webinar with a better understanding of the following:

If you qualified for early Medicare prior to age 65, please contact OPERS at 1-800-222-7377.


Recorded Presentations

Pre-Medicare Retirees